Alzheimer's Foundation of America

Alzheimer's
Foundation of America

press releases

5th of October 2018

Genetic Testing: Thinking About An At-Home Test for Alzheimer’s Risk Gene?

What You Need to Know—First NEW YORK (October 5, 2018)—Persons wishing to learn their genetic risk for Alzheimer’s disease —by way of an at-home genetic test—should first consider consulting with their doctor and a genetic counselor, according to a commentary authored by  AFA’s  Medical, Scientific & Memory Screening Advisory Board, among other recommendations aimed at […]


26th of September 2018

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Praises Passage of $2.34 Billion in Federal Funding for Alzheimer’s Disease Research to HHS in FY2019

NEW YORK (September 26, 2018)—Upon the passage of the fiscal year (FY) 2019 Health and Human Services (HHS) budget with an additional $425 million designated for Alzheimer’s disease research—bringing the federal funding to fight Alzheimer’s to a total of $2.34 billion—The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) issued the following statement from Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr., […]


22nd of August 2018

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Praises Efforts of NFL to Improve Safety with New Helmet-Hitting Rule

August 22, 2018 (New York, NY)—The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America applauds the National Football League and its Commissioner, Roger Goodell, on their efforts to improve player safety with the enforcement of the new helmet-hitting rule, particularly given the strong opposition on the field. For years, studies have shown a relationship between sports-related injuries—and more seriously, […]


17th of August 2018

“Alzheimer’s Walk in the Park” Scheduled for October 13th Hosted by the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America & Town of Babylon

Proceeds will support local families living with Alzheimer’s disease       NEW YORK (August 16, 2018) —The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA), together with the Town of Babylon, will be hosting an “Alzheimer’s Walk in the Park” on Saturday, October 13th, from 10 am to 1 pm (rain date October 14th). The event will take […]


Alzheimer’s Foundation of America and Bluestone Physician Services to Provide Free Memory Screenings at Minnesota State Fair

NEW YORK (August 16, 2018)—The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) and Bluestone Physician Services announced that they will be offering complimentary memory screenings at this year’s Minnesota State Fair.   AFA and Bluestone invite all to join them at the Fair and undergo a memory screening, which takes place from August 23 – September 3, […]


10th of July 2018

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Awards $115,000 in Grants to Fund Respite Care Services for Families Affected by Alzheimer’s

 23 Organizations in 15 States Receiving Grant Funds To Help Family Caregivers (July 10, 2018) —  The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) announced that it has awarded $115,000 in grant funding to non-profit organizations to provide respite care services for families affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia-related illnesses. 23 organizations in 15 states received […]


6th of July 2018

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Chooses Thelma’s Place, of Canby, Oregon, as National Winner of its Brodsky Innovation Grant

Organization Will Receive $25,000 Grant to Create Intergenerational Sensory Garden for Individuals with Alzheimer’s and Young Children (July 5, 2018)— The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) announced that Thelma’s Place, an adult day center in Canby, Oregon, is the national winner of its 2018 Anne and Irving Brodsky Innovation Grant.  Thelma’s Place won the national […]


2nd of July 2018

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Awards College Scholarships to Students Impacted by Alzheimer’s Disease

(July 2, 2018) —  The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America recently awarded $30,000 in scholarships to 30 high school students from 25 states across the country who submitted essays for AFA’s annual Teens for Alzheimer’s Awareness Scholarship Essay Contest.  AFA has awarded nearly $250,000 in college scholarships since the competition began in 2008. Thousands of college-bound […]


29th of June 2018

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s Statement on Senate Appropriations Committee Approval of FY 2019 Funding Increase for Alzheimer’s Disease Research

(June 29, 2018)— The Senate Appropriations Committee approved a package that includes a $425 million increase in funding for Alzheimer’s disease research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in fiscal year (FY) 2019, potentially bringing federal investment in Alzheimer’s research to the level the National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease says is needed to find a better treatment or cure for […]


4th of June 2018

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Grant to Stony Brook Medicine to Investigate Development of More Targeted Treatment

(May 31, 2018)—The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) is awarding $206,184 over the next three years to Stony Brook Medicine to support an innovative Positron Emission Tomography (PET) imaging research project that will compare neurons from healthy controls and those with Alzheimer’s disease in an effort to improve drug development. By gaining a better understanding […]